The Designer's Guide to Marketing and Pricing will answer all the common questions asked by designers trying to stay afloat in their creative business -- and also successful designers who want to put a little more thought into their operations. Whether you're a freelancer, an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned small-business owner, you'll learn everything you need to know about how to market and price your services
Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-269) and index
Who is my market? Everything flows from the market -- How and where do I meet my clients and prospects? Locations and techniques for connecting with potential clients -- How should I present myself? Creating your "personal brand" -- Which marketing tools should I use? Choosing and using the most effective marketing tools : how to create a marketing machine -- What should I say to them? Communicating with clients or potential clients -- How do I stay in touch? The follow-up process, step by step -- How do I talk about money? Talking about money and getting the client to talk about money -- What should I charge? Estimating a project and figuring out how much to charge -- What should be in my proposal? Getting from proposal to signed contract -- How do I negotiate a contract? -- How do I manage my money? -- How should I grow my business?